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Memorable Manitobans: George Newton McConnell (1894-1962)

Farmer.

Born at McConnell on 15 July 1894, son of Andrew McConnell (namesake for the village of McConnell) and Janet Keith, he graduated from the Manitoba Agricultural College in 1912. He began farming the “home” farm and was appointed Secretary of the McConnell Cooperative Elevator Association in 1928. He became a Director of Manitoba Pool Elevators in July 1931 and its Vice-President in 1940. He was appointed to the Board of Grain Commissioners of Canada in 1956, becoming the Chairman five years later. He died at his Winnipeg home, 676 Wellington Crescent, on 22 November 1962. He was inducted posthumously into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame.

See also:

Manitoba Communities: McConnell

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 November 1962, page 30.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 September 2015

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